The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is demanding the government explain who is responsible for ‘failures’ on the delayed and over-budget UK Crossrail project. A report by auditor KPMG in January revealed the project has gone nearly £3 billion over budget and is costing £30 million a week. The PAC. “Accountability in the use of public money is of fundamental importance. The Department should write to us urgently to explain what it, Transport for London and Crossrail Limited are responsible and accountable for on this programme and set out clearly what consequences there have been for well-rewarded officials whose costly failures are paid for by taxpayers,” it said. Read more on BBT.